British Pullman car ’Lydia’ has arrived on the West Somerset Railway.
Privately owned, Lydia is a ‘Kitchen First’ car with 20 First Class seats, mostly arranged at tables for two.
She has come to the WSR for recommissioning work to be carried out at West Somerset Restoration Ltd at Williton.
Lydia was built in Birmingham in 1925 and was then shipped to the Continent and ran for three years between Milan and Nice.
She continued to have an international ’career’, including war service, before returning to the UK in 2001.
Discussions are underway to examine whether Lydia can be brought into use on the West Somerset Railway.